bud·​gie ˈbə-jē How to pronounce budgie (audio)

Examples of budgie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Macaws, budgies and other birds got quiet and roosted up high, which is nighttime behavior. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Skilled breeders are artists in their own right, and the seemingly endless color range of budgies represents a veritable masterpiece of selective breeding. Harry Taylor, Harper's Magazine, 21 Jan. 2022 The blue melanin is actually gray-black, and only appears blue because of the peculiar formation of the budgie’s feather barbs. Harry Taylor, Harper's Magazine, 21 Jan. 2022 Occasionally a naturally occurring mutation removes one of the pigments to produce a yellow or blue budgie. Harry Taylor, Harper's Magazine, 21 Jan. 2022 Maybe that will also suit your dog or your budgie. Stella Marie Hombach, Scientific American, 15 Sep. 2022 But neither are our times fair to all those dogs named Karen, or that one budgie named Omicron Variant BA5. New York Times, 15 Sep. 2022 In fact, members of the parrot family, like budgies and cockatoos, are even better at syncing their movements to a beat than chimpanzees are, wrote Dr. Hattori. Susan Pinker, WSJ, 25 Jan. 2020 Kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, jumping spiders and wild budgies are featured in the Australia episode, according to NPR. Alicia Kortendick, oregonlive, 18 Jan. 2020

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Word History


budg(erigar) + -ie

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of budgie was in 1935

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“Budgie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budgie. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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bud·​gie ˈbəj-ē How to pronounce budgie (audio)
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